Hart House Restaurant

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Northwest
Lakeside dining with sustainable West Coast cuisine inspired by Mediterranean flavours.

We are a proud member of Ocean Wise.

Executive Chef Mike Genest characterizes his cooking style as West Coast.
Mike's unique combination of global influences and local sensibilities is evident on the plate.

Progressive wine list focusing on B.C. wineries and International Regions with true varietal expression.

Lunch Catch of the Day and Daily Feature.
Harvest Three Course Dinner Menu $36 from September 25th to October 31st. (Dining room only. Not available for private room or group bookings.)

Burnaby Business Hall of Fame Inductee 2014

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Tue - Fri 1:15PM - 2:00PM 7:45PM - 8:15PM

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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is the first western style restaurant i visit when i move to Canada. it is more than 20 years since the first time visiting. i still like it and have several times recommended to my friends.

VN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Hart House never disappoints!! It is my favourite restaurant after all these years because it is ALWAYS consistent! The food is always exceptional, and they change up the menu with delicious new entrees. The service is always so warm and welcoming. It always holds a very special place in my heart.

H
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, good service. Maybe it's just the low season now, but for a while we were the only customers in the place. I hope they get more business to keep it going. Seems like a well kept-secret! Free parking and lots of it too. A grand old house hearkening back to a well-to-do age.

NC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, nice setting for our special anniversary celebration .

WM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location, wonderful ambience and most of all, Simone and Edwyn treat their customers like gold. They are genuine and authentic, and seem to truly care about their guests' experiences. I personally cannot think of another dining establishment that excels on every level. See you soon!

MM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would definitely recommend this place. Impeccable service, delicious food. Great atmosphere, perfect location, make sure to take a walk around the park after brunch.

CA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful setting and amazing food! The service was incredible as well! It was a fantastic dining experience!

DT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, dinner, staff and location! We will be back.

RY
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good restaurant for valentine's date. recommend it for everyone!

t
Vancouver
53 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always.
Thanks for the wonderful glasses of sherry!

SM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A great place to come for some fine romantic dining

JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our Valentine’s Day dinner and it was absolutely amazing! Growing up in Burnaby I have always wanted to dine at the Hart House and I finally did. It did not disappoint. Fantastic food and service in a really beautiful setting.

MB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food was elegantly presented and delicious. The service was intuitive, meaning they seemed to turn up when you needed them, yet we didn’t feel bothered. The food arrived in the amount of time you would expect for fine dining. Overall, a memorable experience for us and the friends with us.

MT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem in the heart of Burnaby. Location is a big draw, but the food is great too.

M
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely friendly staff who checked in the perfect amount. They completely accommodated my notes of request for my reservation and made my mom feel great on her birthday. Our food was delicious and they're big enough portions that we had to take food home! Thank you Hart House. I can't come here often but when I do it's always memorable.

p
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The overall experience was very good.
However,as it was a cool night,the seats by the window were very cool.
First coffee was old and cool,but quickly replaced with a fresh cup(twice).
Not sure that they needed to charge for the duplication.

G
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The place was dark and we had to use the flashlight to read the menu. We also did not like unpleasant smell in the building. On the positive side, it was quiet Fish was good, my did not enjoy beefsteak. We would not order the extravagant cheesecake again. The service was pleasant Overall impression, we will not be back.

DT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food prepared too heavy. Heavy sauces and heavy cream. It was hard on my digestive system. I have to take digestive enzymes after this meal. The server was excellent and the environment was very calming.

OM
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was thrilled with having chosen Hart House. The food was excellent, the service impecable and the venue lovely. My brother and I were able to have a good conversation without music and rowdiness making it hard to hear. We enjoyed a lovely walk around the area afterwards The pricing was fair.

JA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. The Dine Out menu was really good. Service is first class.

LT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a lovely dine out experience at hart house. We were celebrating a milestone and found it was the perfect place for a fine dining experience. Not too stuffy and very very delicious! The food made the evening and service was good/friendly.
The house was unique to be in as well and would love to know more about the history.
Worth a trip for a romantic evening or family celebration however Be prepared to spend a little more

PC
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We went there for my boyfriend 30th , ordered for main courses meal and there hair inside my friend salad . The wine and service was good except hair inside the foods. Unexceptible.

LW
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I have visited the Hart House many times but this was the best. The food was and service were good as always but what made it special was the attention of the management team. They took the time at the end of the night to specifically ask us about our evening, and when questioned gave us a tour and a very knowledgeable history of the restaurant and the surrounding area which frankly made the evening for us as we live close by. We left feeling very well taken care of. Thanks guys! We will be back.

A
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Poor food for the price. Portions dismally small. Not a place I will go back to

Hart House Restaurant
Responded on February 4, 2020

Hi Allan, Thank you for sending us your feedback. We're sorry to have lost you as a guest due to Friday night. Please accept my apologies for not registering that you were dissatisfied with your meal after we adjusted your guest's steak temperature. It's a shame your experience was ruined and that it has turned you off from joining us again. If you ever want to give us another try, whether today or in ten years, please don't hesitate to email me directly at edwyn[at]harthouserestaurant[dotcom]

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C
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the Hart House did not disappoint. I brought with me, a former co-worker as he had never been there before. This is always a favorite of mine as the restaurant is lovely, the staff is the most tremendous and the food is always exquisitely prepared.

I bring all my Birthday people here and I've never heard a single one not say that it's the best ever!

Thank you for always being so perfect.

Hart House Restaurant
Responded on January 30, 2020

Hi Christina, Thank you so much for sharing what Hart House means to you. Thank you for making us a part of your family and friendship circle. We couldn't ask for more. With heartfelt gratitude, PS: We'll post your review on the staff board to inspire everyone on the team. Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager, and the whole team.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely will be returning. I ate till it hurt. Then I ate some more.

Hart House Restaurant
Responded on January 30, 2020

Thank you for the for five stars and for the super fun feedback. We laughed till it hurt when looking at your review! Looking forward to seeing you again . . . menu changes coming in a few weeks! Cheers, Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager

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VZ
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very good environment!good food!great service!we tried soup , beets salad, steak, lamb shank! They all taste great! A lot choice for vegetarians too!

Hart House Restaurant
Responded on January 30, 2020

Hi Vivian, Thank you for the positive review and five star ratings! I love the excitement in your review and look forward to your next visit! Until next time, Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager

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T
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food.
And good service. Very friendly staff. We go there quite often.

Hart House Restaurant
Responded on January 30, 2020

Try the anchovies, Firstly, best username ever! I love anchovies!! Thank you for the five stars overall and for your continued visits and special occasion with us. Looking forward to your next visit. Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager

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m
Las Vegas
62 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We've been eating at this joint a few times. It seemed each time they had inconsistent food execution & service.

Food:
> $18.00 Italian panini - it's okay.

> $28.00 "catch of the day" pan seared three pieces scallops on pasta. Good execution of scallops but salty.

> $30.00 herb crusted steelhead - good execution. But $30 for steelhead which is an ocean going trout is pricey!!

Ambiance was degraded due to other patrons who hadn't acquired public etiquette and broadcasted their conversation.

Hart House Restaurant
Responded on February 5, 2020

Hi Mclas2015, Thank you for the feedback. I'm sorry that you found the for pricey relative to what you ate. There were additional components in the dishes you had (crab meat, de shelled shellfish etc). I will review this portions with the chef and ensure that our price point is still within 8% to 10% of our total costs. I have sent you my cell phone privately. Please don't hesitate to contact me directly for your next visit. I guarantee you a positive experience. All the best, Edwyn Kumar

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time at the hart house and we went for dine out vancouver. The food was absolutely phenomenal and so worth every penny! The hostess at the front was very pleasant and welcoming which set the perfect mood for our evening. We will definitely be back again!

Hart House Restaurant
Responded on January 30, 2020

Thank you for dining with us during our Dine Out Vancouver Festival menu. Your comments on your experience are valued greatly, and I will share them with the team! Cheers, Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager

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WM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The food is normally very good but not so on this occasion. The kale in the salad wasn’t fresh at all, there were yellow pieces and the croutons tasted stale.

The service was very good however.

Hart House Restaurant
Responded on January 30, 2020

Hi Wendy, I'm gutted to hear you had a 2 star food experience and 3 stars overall. We definitely value your business and friendship as a regular with the restaurant. I would have jumped at the opportunity to fix it for you when you were here, even as we said our goodbyes at the door. Sadly we can't undo what has happened, and I feel terrible that you left dissatisfied. If you ever have any issues please don't hesitate to contact me directly. via cellphone and email. Edwyn

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Very limited of choice for food for $45 - 3 course dinner( may be I’m not feeling extreme hungry that night) , so at the end I choice ordinary menu rather than dine out event set menu

Hart House Restaurant
Responded on January 22, 2020

Thank you for the feedback. The Dine Out Menu is a choice of 3 starters, 3 mains and 3 desserts. I'm sorry if there was some confusion for you and your guests. We also offer our full a la carte dinner menu if guests are not interested in the Dine Out Menu. Here is the link to our current dinner menus. harthouserestaurant[dotcom]/dine-out-vancouver-2020 harthouserestaurant[dotcom]/dinner

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PG
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have been here a number of times and have always been satisfied. The staff are always very friendly and courteous. I would recommend the restaurant for an intimate night out .

Hart House Restaurant
Responded on January 22, 2020

Hi Peter, Thank you for your continued visits and dining with us. We greatly appreciate your feedback and look forward to your next visit. Warmest Regards, Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager

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S
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely menu and delicious food, served by very caring friendly servers! Highly recommended!

Hart House Restaurant
Responded on January 21, 2020

Hi Syliva, Thank you for the positive review and kind words! Your personal recommendation means the world. Look forward to your next visit. Edwyn

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L
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been a tradition that me and my husband will spoil ourselves with Hart House at least once a year. The atmosphere is always great and romantic and the service is always outstanding. I am never disappointed with the food.

Hart House Restaurant
Responded on January 22, 2020

Hi Liralen, Thank you for the review and for rating us five stars on all categories. Looking forward to your next visit with your husband. Cheers, Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager

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LG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dishes were wonderful! The beef cheeks were outstanding. I loved the pretty room with windows to the lake view. It was intimate and cozy. I had the wine pairings and the BC VQA wines were so relish with the courses. Our server was super.

Hart House Restaurant
Responded on January 21, 2020

Hi Laurie, Thank you for the glowing review and five star rating! We're glad you enjoyed the Dine Out Vancouver Three Course Menu. We use the festival to hi light flavours and items that speak to our cuisine, and we're glad it landed so perfectly for you! I will share your positive feedback with the entire team here. Until next time, Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager

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L
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

both parties had the specials for the brunch, excellent especially the salmon/crab/bennie, eggs very soft boiled just as I like them, will be returning to try the dinner menu. value for money very good as we eat out frequently this is important to us.

Hart House Restaurant
Responded on January 21, 2020

Hi Art, Thank you for joining us for Brunch.We value your specific feedback. See you next time for dinner! Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager

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S
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service was beginning to end. Great attention to our needs. Ambiance far exceed my expectations. I’ll be back for sure!

Hart House Restaurant
Responded on January 21, 2020

Hi Star, Thank you for the positive and glowing feedback! "I'll be back" is music to our ears! Looking forward to your next visit. Edwyn Kumar, Operations Manager

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OT
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Italian panini was amazing!
Tagliatelle was exquisite!

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k
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Find it difficult to believe that on New Years Eve our host greets us dressed in a checkered untucked shirt and that he was the coat check person as well as the supposed maitre'd. I had the impresssion that this was supposed to be a higher end restaurant (the prices are!) but although our server was polite he was not very attentive and when the main courses arrived they were cold. It was a good experience but not a great experience.

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